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Jul 5, 2011

Libya peace efforts appear to gather pace

LONDON (Reuters) – The search for a political solution to Libya’s war has quietly moved up a gear despite tough-looking declarations by Muammar Gaddafi and his rebel foes suggesting they can fight on.

In part, the impression of a quickening behind the scenes peace effort stems from the sheer number of statements made by the combatants urging a settlement, aggressive and sometimes contradictory though some of these communiques are.

Jul 4, 2011

Analysis: Libya peace efforts appear to gather pace

LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) – The search for a political solution to Libya’s war has quietly moved up a gear despite tough-looking declarations by Muammar Gaddafi and his rebel foes suggesting they can fight on.

In part, the impression of a quickening behind the scenes peace effort stems from the sheer number of statements made by the combatants urging a settlement, aggressive and sometimes contradictory though some of these communiques are.

Jul 1, 2011
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Hizb ut-Tahrir urges Pakistanis to take to the streets for Islamic rule

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(A protester pokes his head through a banner during a demonstration by members of Hizb ut-Tahrir outside the Syrian embassy in central London, May 7, 2011/Andrew Winning)

Hizb ut-Tahrir, a global Islamist party banned in many Muslim states, said on Friday Pakistanis should take to the streets to call for Islamic rule and join a campaign to end subservience to Washington that was advancing “from Indonesia to Tunisia”.  The party, which says it is non-violent but is accused by some analysts of seeking a coup in Islamabad, added that “powerful factions” in Pakistani society including the military should also take part, but violence had no place in its work.

Jul 1, 2011

Pakistanis should go “to the streets” for Islamic rule: Party

LONDON (Reuters) -

Hizb ut-Tahrir, a global Islamist party banned in many Muslim states, said on Friday Pakistanis should take to the streets to call for Islamic rule and join a campaign to end subservience to Washington that was advancing “from Indonesia to Tunisia.”

The party, which says it is non-violent but is accused by some analysts of seeking a coup in Islamabad, added that “powerful factions” in Pakistani society including the military should also take part, but violence had no place in its work.

Jun 29, 2011

Analysis: Game over for Gaddafi? Maybe, but few venture timeline

LONDON, Jun (Reuters) – Military and diplomatic gains by Libyan rebels have cheered NATO allies desperate for signs of movement in a war creating uncomfortable strains on budgets and in popular opinion.

The successes, which include a battlefield advance, are also set to raise pressure on Muammar Gaddafi as his government organizes for an annual Muslim fasting month that will test its diminished resources to the limit.

Jun 29, 2011

Game over for Gaddafi? Maybe, but few venture timeline

LONDON (Reuters) – Military and diplomatic gains by Libyan rebels have cheered NATO allies desperate for signs of movement in a war creating uncomfortable strains on budgets and in popular opinion.

The successes, which include a battlefield advance, are also set to raise pressure on Muammar Gaddafi as his government organises for an annual Muslim fasting month that will test its diminished resources to the limit.

Jun 27, 2011

After bin Laden, militants flood net with threats

LONDON (Reuters) – Militants mourning Osama bin Laden have stepped up threats against targets in the West, taking their cue from an al Qaeda statement that followers in the United States and Europe are “perfectly placed” to strike.

The network’s globally scattered online followers spent much of June compiling lists of possible targets including Western companies, business leaders and politicians on password-protected Islamist forums, Western-based experts who monitor the websites say.

Jun 22, 2011

Online brawls may be fractious hackers’ downfall

LONDON (Reuters) – - The rogue hackers behind brazen cyber attacks are clever online technicians but have a critical human frailty — petulant personalities prone to infighting that may spell disaster for their raids on spies, banks and companies.

At least that’s the hope among state cyber sleuths racing to track down the Lulz Security (LulzSec) hackers responsible for a wave of attacks on Western governments and multinational companies.

Jun 17, 2011

Cyber raids fuel calls for training, monitoring

LONDON (Reuters) – Employers rushing to boost cyber defences after a rash of U.S. online break-ins won’t block spies and thieves by simply throwing technology at the problem, since their core weakness is often badly-trained and -managed workers.

In the cyber realm, as in other areas of security, the human factor is a pervasive vulnerability, be it theft by malicious “insiders” or inadvertent breaches by employees clicking on a compromised link, analysts say.

Jun 17, 2011

Analysis: Cyber raids fuel calls for training, monitoring

LONDON (Reuters) – Employers rushing to boost cyber defences after a rash of U.S. online break-ins won’t block spies and thieves by simply throwing technology at the problem, since their core weakness is often badly-trained and -managed workers.

In the cyber realm, as in other areas of security, the human factor is a pervasive vulnerability, be it theft by malicious “insiders” or inadvertent breaches by employees clicking on a compromised link, analysts say.